“[Reagan] just stood up and he looked around the room, almost like he was doing a headcount, and he said, ‘I wanted to thank you for bringing ‘E.T.’ to the White House. We really enjoyed your movie.’ Then he looked around the room and said, ‘And there are a number of people in this room who know that everything on that screen is absolutely true.’ He said it without smiling! But he said that and everybody laughed, by the way. The whole room laughed because he presented it like a joke, but he wasn’t smiling as he said it.”
—Steven Spielberg recounts screening his classic flick, “E.T.”, for Ronald Reagan when it came out. While he’s pretty sure Reagan was joking, maybe Ronald was trying to tell us that the government really is trying to cover up extra-terrestrial sightings? Anyway, let’s hope Spielberg’s “Super 8” is a return to “E.T.” It does have a lot of the same elements—kids witnessing something, government cover-ups, etc. I really want the movie to be thrilling rather than ridiculous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
MTV wasn’t the only cable network to hold an award show this weekend. On Saturday night, Spike TV threw its annual Guys Choice Awards with heavy hitters like Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Mark Wahlberg in attendance. We, the viewing public, won’t get to see the show until Friday night at 10 p.m. But there is one moment I am really excited about. Apparently, the show boasts a “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” reunion. Even Sean Penn agreed to be part of the festivities, joining director Amy Heckerling and castmates Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, and Forest Whitaker as Robert DeNiro inducted the iconic high school tale into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame.
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Every time a new “Twilight” movie trailer is released, YouTube user nuttymadam3575
— a British chick who appears to be in her late-teens or early-20s — posts a reaction video that is 10 times out of 10 more entertaining than the trailer itself. Her latest reaction vid, in response to the just released “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ trailer
, is no exception. I thought this was supposed to be a happy occasion! A new “Twilight” trailer, YAY! Woot woot! Unfortunately, Nutty Madam is hit by the realization that this is the final film and what should be a joyous experience is marred by the tragedy “that it’s all going to end!” A metaphor for life if there ever was one. (Warning, this video is NSFW because of her salty language.) [YouTube
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Attention Twihards! The first trailer for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ has been released! Let me start by saying that I hate this new trend of breaking up the final installment of a series into two movies — “Harry Potter” did it first, now “Twilight,” and apparently the third story in the “Hunger Games” trilogy (“Mockingjay”) is going to be a two-parter too. Seriously, screenwriters, stop being lazy and condense that s**t! Anyway, Breaking Dawn
is by far the sexiest and most gruesome of the Twilight
books and I am personally psyched to see how the filmmakers handle the Edward and Bella sex scenes, not to mention Bella’s super nasty pregnancy. The trailer sure makes it look dramatic, but is Jacob going to look that pissed and constipated the entire movie? Are you psyched for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″?
UPDATE: So, the first trailer I posted got taken down cause of the whole copyright thing. So I found this one, but it’ll probably get taken down shortly too. Now, if it does get taken down, I’ll leave the post up and update it again after the MTV Movie Awards. That’s where the trailer is supposed to debut, but apparently someone got hold of it and now Summit is freaking and trying to get YouTube to take down all the leaked ones. But, post-Movie Awards, the trailer will be officially released to the web and I’ll put that one in. Does that make sense? “Breaking Dawn” is clearly very important business. Keep reading »
Okay Twi-hards and Potterheads, the battle is on in the 2011 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss category. Let’s just say it’s not looking like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have an easy third win this year.
Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are rumored to be giving the real-life “Twilight” couple a run for their popcorn.
So who should take home the prize? Let’s take a look back at previous lip-lockin’ victors. Read more… Keep reading »
“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think she never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
—Yee haw! After being safely hidden away for most of the year, Shia LaBeouf is back on the publicity circuit to talk about “Transformers 3.” Prepare yourself for some crazy with a dash of inappropriate. While he doesn’t sound off here on whether Megan Fox was let go from the franchise or quit, he does explain the problems Megan had with director Michael Bay’s, mainly that he’s a pervy dude who always wants his leading actresses in suggestive positions. But the best part to me is how Shia calls Megan’s discomfort with this “Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment.” Vom. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Whoa—the casting news just won’t stop this week. The Hollywood Reporter has brought us some new details about the movie “I Hate You Dad” which will star Adam Sandler as a father who moves in with his son, Andy Samberg, and quickly begins to feud with his fiancee, Leighton Meester. Oh, but the casting choices only get more exciting from there. Our favorite mother/daughter duo—Eva Amurri and Susan Sarandon—will also be in this flick, with Susan playing a sexy older teacher who seduced Adam Sandler’s character when he was younger. She may or may not be Andy Samberg’s mama.
But—wait, it gets even better. Keep reading »
“It was fun, but I can’t say I’m going to be butt-naked in a movie again. I only did it because I’m young now, and everything’s where it’s supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me.”
—Justin Timberlake talks to Vanity Fair all about his sex scenes with Mila Kunis in the upcoming movie, “Friends With Benefits.” Pretty vague, no? Luckily, Mila shared much more with the magazine. See what she had to say after the jump. Keep reading »
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had one of the most tumultuous celebrity romances of all time. I mean, not so many couples get divorced twice—you know? Elizabeth and Richard first met in 1962 while she played everyone’s favorite lady pharaoh and he took on the role of Marc Antony in “Cleopatra.” They were both married to other people at the time, but their intense chemistry was too much to resist and they began an affair. Two years later, they married. But things weren’t happily ever, as seems pretty obvious when you see them in “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?”—it’s like their intense love/hate of each other seemed to ooze off-screen. In 1974, they divorced, only to remarry 16 months later. A year after that, they were dunzo for real.
Elizabeth and Richard’s story was captured in the book Furious Love. And now it has been optioned by Paramount Pictures. Even better, Martin Scorcese is set to direct the pic. Keep reading »